Director of Elementary Education

Lake Washington School District

Are you ready to lead Elementary Education in the Lake Washington Schools?

On the outskirts of beautiful Seattle we seek a dynamic leader to serve as Director of Elementary Education.  We are looking for a teammate with a servant-leader’s heart who is committed to creating the greatest schools that we can imagine. In the Lake Washington School District, we aspire to be the best school district in the world, and we are committed to high quality implementation of practices that produce positive change and sustainable transformation.  We are deeply committed to the work of equity and inclusion for all our students and families.  If you are an exemplary leader likewise committed to such values, then we’d like to meet you. LWSD is committed to creating schools where students and families are served by innovation, inclusion and continuous improvement.

Serving 31,000 students, Lake Washington is a growing and exciting school district in the Puget Sound area serving the cities of Redmond, Kirkland, and nearby communities.  We are a highly respected Seattle-area school district, well-run and committed to building and valuing a diverse and powerful workforce to support our mission.  Our vision is not only to teach but to “elevate” which is the cornerstone of our strategic plan.  Please take a few minutes to learn about who we are and what we stand for when we say “elevate.”

As Director of Elementary Education, you are part of a team of four Level Directors (two at Elementary, two at Secondary) who are committed to a coaching model and who spend at least two days per week working in schools, serving our students alongside our school leaders and their leadership teams. This is a gem of a district and a remarkable opportunity in which you will be compensated with a salary of $181k+ with a full benefits package.  As a valued member of the LWSD community, you will be part of a mission-driven leadership team in which we work to ensure that each of our students will graduate prepared to lead a rewarding and responsible life as a contributing member of our community and greater society.

Please see our job description and please click here to applyGiven the time of year, we are asking that applications are submitted as early as possible and preferably no later than May 7.  You are most welcome to forward this communication to leaders of outstanding talent.  Confidential inquiries can be sent to